When I first started my blog, I had come to the decision that I was going to do this on my own, no matter the troubles. And I did, for a while. I answered all my emails, took all of my photos with the help of a tripod, and wrote all my posts within the time that I had between college classes and working full-time. It was a struggle, but I made it work and I did my best to make it look like I wasn’t struggling when I was. Then, when my husband and I got engaged and we started planning our wedding, a strain was caused in our relationship and I began to think about giving up my blog. By me working on this blog by myself, even with hiring outside photographers, I was spending a lot of time away from my husband focused on other things. So our relationship wasn’t growing.
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Eventually, my husband and I sat down and talked about what would make this work. He didn’t want me to give up my blog because he knew it was my passion, but we also wanted to spend more time together. So he decided to join with me on this business and become my photographer – or as many people say, he became an “Instagram husband”.
Now I can talk about my entire outlook on this for a number of posts, and I have in a previous post speaking on our growing relationship. So, instead of getting a reiteration of what I have already posted about, I brought in my husband, who in his snippet below, will give you his thoughts and feelings regarding him now being a partner in this blog.
Hi, my name is Pete Vincent and I am an Instagram husband. I would like to tell you that being an Instagram husband is not easy. It is difficult because no one truly knows what it means to be a good Instagram husband. I know I am still trying to figure it out. I will tell you what I think it means to me to be an Instagram husband. And what it has done for our relationship.
As an Instagram husband, I am my wife’s support system and I am her photographer. My wife is very busy influencing her followers on everyday lifestyle decisions. The job is very demanding. Sometimes, she just needs someone to listen to her and support the decisions. Working as my wife’s photographer is difficult. She has a vision and I have to understand her vision and capture that vision. So basically, I have to be psychic. My vision behind the camera has gotten better thanks to her being a good teacher. I am also taking classes to become a better photographer and understand photography a little bit better.
My advice for an Instagram husband is this, be a part of the journey. She will be thankful to have you there with her. You will be happy that she is happy. Some days will be really tough to deal with the thirsty males, the long work hours, and the fact that she wants you to match her perfectness in whatever task she needs. There will be days when you just want to say home and watch football, eat a meal without having to take pictures before, or just be low-key on all of the decisions you make. I will say that being a part of this journey has helped our relationship grow stronger. I am truly grateful to be in her corner. I enjoy watching her develop her blog.